Abc tunes

Abc tunes

It may or may not say something about the poster, who had dumped this in an unrelated thread, "PLOP!":

Discussion: Folktrax Recordings
# Posted on December 13th 2008 by DADGADLad
https://thesession.org/discussions/20042

Here it is on its own, make of it what you will… ๐Ÿ˜


# Posted on December 13th 2008 by Southerntear
https://thesession.org/members/52154

since I am new, I can’t find how to start a thread.

But I have searched for abc tunes here and most are wrong or written wrong.

Isnโ€™t there some way that you people can check what you have written so it sound even close to the original tune?

What is the point of posting the wrong tune with the wrong name? Is it ego to say you did something? Doing it wrong is not anything to brag about.

I have looked for 30-40 tunes on here and 90 percent are flat out wrong. How does that help in any session that is trying to learn a tune?

I don’t expect a reply, this site seems pretty dead, But will someone please start to get rid of the junk that is being posted as tunes?

# Posted on December 13th 2008 by Southerntear
https://thesession.org/members/52154

Re: Abc tunes

Likely the poster is a joker: no profile and no history.

We all know there can be little errors in tunes people have picked up by ear but most tunes posted are really good guides, pointers to get you started. Surely no one expects any more?!

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The [Tunes] comments (w/additional abcs) may also be flawed.
They are, however, an excellent resource for exchanging our similarities & differences in a written form.
People made mistakes?
You got that right.

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One can also go elsewhere ~
I was away amassing a list and then checking it twice to reduce the bulk ~ ๐Ÿ˜‰

ANDREW KUNTZ’S ~ THE FIDDLER’S COMPANION:
http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html

CHRIS WALSHAW’S
amassed insanity of ABCs, but there is order to his madness:
http://www.walshaw.plus.com/abc/

RICHARD ROBINSON’S TUNEBOOK:
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/Info/RRTuneBk/tunebook.html

JOHN CHAMBERS’ (JC’s) ABC Tune Find ~ on trillian.mit.edu
John Chambers’ Homepage
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/homepage.html

John Chambers’ ABC music collection
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/abc/

ABC SEARCH: JC’s (John Chambers) ABC Tune Finder / Match
~ for finding tunes published in abc on the web.
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind

ABCs on the WWW =
numbered and alphabetical index ~ not all links are active…

example ~ ABC tunes starting with ~ examples ~
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/00.html
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/55.html
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/98.html
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/AA.html
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/BU.html
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/MM.html
http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/ZY.html

Reverend Pete’s ABC Phantasmagoria
https://thesession.org/members/11048
http://abctunesearch.com

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good call including ReverendPete’s
I’ll look for 2 more.
In the meantime . . .

Many, many, many individual submit tunes.
abc & transcription abilities vary accordingly.
The choices (& actions) are as follows;
- the original abc may be edited at any time by the poster.
- the sheet music (.gif) & (.midi) stay the same.
- any member can submit another name for the tune.
- any member can enter a comment with a different ‘take’ on the tune.
- any member can submit a (new) tune under a title which has previously been submitted.
- tunes which are considered duplicates are sometimes combined.
- the webmaster is the final arbiter.

~ rule of thumb on original compositions;
for each original 5 trad tunes should be submitted.

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Southerntear ~

1.) You can always set us right. That’s what the ‘comments’ can be used for, and often are. If you think it’s ‘wrong’, or have a different take on a tune, add your ABCs to the comments.

2.) If an existing transcription on site here really is way off the mark, resubmissions have been known to survive, especially if there isn’t already a reasonable take on site… In a few rare instances there are even as many as four different transcriptions of the same tune existant here as separate entries, along with triplicates and duplications…

Go on, show us what you’re made of…

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You beat me to it RN… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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(S)he has moved on to try to sabotage another website.

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The wisdom of old strings… The thread can still serve a purpose in their absence, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

If I’d said something as daft I’d either make amends, move on, change my handle, or go into hiding ~ or all of that…

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Do you think he’s ever heard the Tommy Potts album? Haha!
‘He’s playing the tunes all WRONG!’

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"Phantasmagoria"? LOL

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He’s a T to-the ROLL!!!!!!!

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Sorry Random_notes, I took off the jokes pages because I never got any new ones and looking at the hits to the site, I never saw anyone looking at that page! I can put them back if you like, or just email you the ones I had ๐Ÿ™‚ If you do find anything else about the site you would like to comment on, just use the email link on the page, which comes directly to me.

As for incorrectly notated tunes - I simply don’t have any. Possibly have some interesting (and perhaps strange sounding) variations but there you go …

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thanks lildogturpy. I enjoyed the jokes.
No, you don’t have to put them back (nor email any).
The tunes are much more important. You have a good variety & it is great that you list composers.
Cheers!

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